Would you believe it!! Thanks to Radio 1 choosing Carlisle for this year’s Big Weekend the Cumbrian capital will host on stage such illustrious names as Lady Ga Ga, The Foo Fighters, The Black Eyed Peas, The Strokes and many, many more.

Ticket hungry fans jammed the online booking system at an incredible 300 applications per SECOND when the lines opened at 08.15 on April 1st. It is estimated that over half a million people will apply for the 10,000 pairs of tickets available for each day. The tickets are free and everyone can apply before the closing date of April 7th when the big ballot commences to determine the lucky people who will get tickets.

Without doubt accommodation in and around Carlisle will be hard to come by so if you are one of the very lucky people to get tickets why not travel over the border to Bonnie Scotland and enjoy some of the best the South West of Scotland has to offer whilst also enjoying the festival.

Glenaldor House and many other top quality accommodation providers are within a 5 minutes walk of Dumfries train station and with a return ticket costing only £5.50 for the 30 minute trip, it may be a good alternative for your travel plans.

Please feel free to contact us on glenaldorhouse.co.uk or info@glenaldorhouse.co.uk if you would like further information.